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RE

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Pronunciation: /ɑːrˈiː/

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abbreviation

  • 1Religious education (as a school subject).
  • 1.1(In the UK) Royal Engineers.

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Word of the day mage
Pronunciation: māj
noun
a magician or learned person

There are 5 definitions of RE in English:

Re1

Syllabification: Re
  • variant spelling of Ra1.

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Re2

Syllabification: Re

symbol

  • The chemical element rhenium.

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re1

Syllabification: re
Pronunciation: /rā, rē
 
 
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preposition

  • 1In the matter of (used typically as the first word in the heading of an official document or to introduce a reference in an official letter): re: invoice 87
  • 1.1About; concerning: I saw the deputy re the incident

Origin

Latin, ablative of res 'thing'.

Usage

It is often said that, strictly speaking, re should be used in headings and references, as in Re: Harrison versus Ortiz , but not as a normal word meaning ‘regarding,’ as in thanks for your letter re the job postings . However, the evidence suggests that re is now widely used in the second context in official and semiofficial contexts, and is now generally accepted. Be aware, however, that in certain formal contexts, if re is used in mid-sentence, some readers may regard it as business jargon or an inappropriate legalism. Often, concerning or about would be just as clear (and less likely to annoy).

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Syllabification: re
Pronunciation: /rā
 
 
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noun

Music
  • 1(In solmization) the second note of a major scale.
  • 1.1The note D in the fixed-do system.

Origin

Middle English re, representing (as an arbitrary name for the note) the first syllable of resonare, taken from a Latin hymn (see solmization).

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